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Full text of "Alumni Hall. A Grand Memorial of the University Centennial."

ALUMNI HALL. 

A GRAND MEMORIAL OF THE UNIVERSITY CENTENNIAL. 

At the Alumni Banquet during the recent celebration of the Univer- 
sity Centennial it was resolved by the Alumni present to erect on the 
Campus a splendid building- of handsome and imposing architecture to 
mark the ending of the first century of the University's life, and to 
stand as a perpetual memorial of the gratitude and affection of her sons. 

This building will not only servo as a stately memorial, but will also 
supply a genuine and pressing need of the University. The basement 
and first floor of the building will be occupied by the lecture-rooms, 
laboratories and store-rooms of the Departments of Physics and Electri- 
cal Engineering, and also by the University Administrative Offices, to- 
wit, the President's, Registrar's, and Bursar's. 

The second and third floors will be equipped for recitation and lecture- 
rooms for all the Departments of the University; and will be constructed, 
arranged and furnished after the very best models, thus concentrating 
in one building all the teaching of the University, and devoting the 
other buildings exclusively to dormitory purposes. The plan of mixing 
in the same building rooms for instruction and for student occupancy 
has been abandoned by all progressive institutions as being inconvenient 
and disagreeable to both teachers and students. 

The construction of Alumni Hall will practically add a new dormitory 
building to the University equipment; for, by withdrawing the lecture 
and recitation rooms from the present buildings, enough space will be 
gained to furnish dormitories for eighty additional students. This in- 
crease of dormitory accommodations is greatly needed; for already nearly 
one hundred students are forced to find rooms in the village. 

In the construction of Alumni Hall the rooms on the second and third 
floors will be arranged with the purpose of converting them at each com- 
mencement into sleeping-rooms, sitting-rooms and reception-rooms for 
the Alumni, thus making Alumni Hall an Alumni Home. On the walls of 



the public reception-room will be inscribed on tablets of bronze the 
names of all the donors to the fund for the erection of the Hall. 
The following subscriptions have already been made : 

Julian S. Carr $3,000 

Class of 1868, through Paul B. Means 2,000 

Thomas M. Holt 1,000 

Geo. T. Winston 1,000 

Class of 1880, through T. H. Battle (hopes to raise $2,000) 1.000 

Class, of 1882, through C. W. Worth (hopes to raise $2,000) 1,000 

Class of 1886, through N. H. D. Wilson 600 

D. G. Worth 500 

Hill Burgwyn 500 

Bennehan Cameron 500 

W. A. Guthrie 500 

Class of 1888, through E. M. Armfield 500 

Class of 1885, through Julian S. Mann 500 

Class of 1881, through C. D. Mclver. R. W. Winborne 

and J. Y. Joyner (hope to raise $1 ,000) 500 

Class of 1887, through R. N. Hackett 500 

Class of 1889. through Geo. S. Wills 500 

Class of 1878, through Arthur Arrington 500 

Class of 1 893, through Perrin Busbee 500 

Class of 1895, through H. H. Home 500 

W. P. Shaffner. Henry Johnson, Hugh Miller $100 each 

(hope to raise $1 ,000 for the class of 1890) 300 

F. D. Winston $100, John and James Manning $100 (hope 

to raise $500 for the class of 1879) 200 

Class of 1879 promised 200 

Jos. A. Holmes 200 

The following $100 each: R. H. Lewis, R. H. Battle, B. 

A. Capehart (hopes to raise $1,000 from class), Thos. 

S. Kenan, Jas. E. Shepherd, B. F. Grady, Paul B. 

Barringer (for class of 1842, in memory of his father), 

A. W. Haywood, E. Jones, Jos. B. Batchelor, C. C. 

Covington, E. P. McKissick, Jas. Parker, Prof. F. W. 

Simonds, Prof. W. D. Toy, Prof. Wm. Cain, Wm. R. 

Kenan 1,700 



Total $18,200 

These subscriptions were made on the basis of promises by the Alumni 
present at Hie Bamqvet. ll is hoped and expected that further (xmtribvtions by 
correspondence and otherwise will secure from each class a subscription of at 
least $ 1,000 — insuring a total sum of not less than $50,000. 



She undersigned were appointed by the Alumni Association a commit- 
tee to raise the money and erect the building. It is their purpose, as 
soon as $30,000 is subscribed, to secure from leading architects in New 
York, Philadelphia and Chicago designs for the Hall, offering at least 
$500 for the best plan submitted. The granite quarries of Mt. Airy and 
the brown and gray sandstone quarries near the University will furnish 
handsome and cheap building materials. 

As soon as enough subscriptions are made to justify the committee in 
awarding the contract for the erection of the building, they will call for 
payment of the first installment of each subscription. This will proba- 
bly occur in about six months from this date. All subscriptions will be 
paid to the Hon. R. H. Battle, Treasurer of the University, Raleigh, 
North Carolina. Full details of the plan of payment are contained in 
the enclosed note. Subscribers may pay the full amount at once, if they 
so desire, to Mr. Battle. 

Alumni of the University and friends of higher education everywhere 
are cordially and earnestly invited to cooperate in this movement for the 
expansion of the University. 

EDWIN A. ALDERMAN, 
FRANCIS D. WINSTON, 
LOCKE CRAIG, 

Committee. 
June 15. 1S95. 



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